Thursday, August 9, 2007
Officials investigate fire in old building
By BARRY BURLESON
The Holly Springs Fire Department is still investigating the cause of a blaze Friday evening in the old police department facility.
Chief Kenny Holbrook said the fire, reported to 911 about 6:20 p.m., was contained to the old jail cell section.
“The fire did not extend out into the more historical portion of the building,” he said. “There was very limited damage to the building, but some content loss.”
Firemen were on the scene, at 150 East Falconer Avenue, for about an hour and 20 minutes.
“The firemen did an excellent job,” he said. “It was tough.”
Holbrook said two firefighters were injured when an overhead door fell and hit them. They were taken to the Alliance Hospital emergency room for evaluation and released.
The fire department also responded to 31 other calls during the week from July 29-August 4 – including 21 medical assistance, one gas leak, one assist to Potts Camp, one help to ambulance service, three fire alarms, one wreck, two grass fires and one assist with wreck.
Fire Department Open House This Saturday
The Holly Springs Fire Department announces its Open House and Fun Day Saturday, Aug. 11, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Activities will include door prizes, a fire truck demonstration, refreshments, kids combat challenges, coloring books, firefighter hats, smoke detector giveaway for eligible citizens, a fire safety house on site and a visit from Puncho the fire clown.
Everyone is urged to tour the department and enjoy the activities. Public education officer for the fire department is Lt. Tracy Jeffries.
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